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Appendix table 1. Consumers' views and intentions

  Average 10/1995- Max. 10/1995- Min. 10/1995- 07/2016 06/2017 07/2017 Outlook
A1 Consumer confidence indicator, CCI = (B2+B4+B7+D2)/4 12.0 24.1 -6.5 13.1 23.9 22.8 ++
A2 Old CCI = (B1+B2+B3+B4+C1)/5 6.3 19.4 -15.0 8.5 16.9 17.2 ++
A3 Micro indicator = (B2+D1+D2)/3 25.5 33.4 9.5 26.7 29.9 29.5 +
A4 Macro indicator = (B4+B7)/2 0.1 22.8 -39.1 1.3 18.9 18.0 ++
B1 Own economy now (balance) 3.8 9.8 -4.0 4.0 3.4 6.7 +
- Better (%) 23.3 30.6 16.4 23.9 22.3 26.3  
- Worse (%) 16.4 22.7 11.4 17.0 16.4 15.7  
B2 Own economy in 12 months' time (balance) 8.3 14.1 2.3 6.3 8.3 10.5 +
- Better (%) 25.8 33.4 18.2 23.6 25.8 28.3  
- Worse (%) 11.4 17.7 6.6 13.6 12.6 9.2  
B3 Finland's economy now (balance) -2.7 29.5 -60.9 -0.5 27.0 25.3 ++
- Better (%) 26.4 62.1 2.0 28.9 59.3 56.3  
- Worse (%) 28.5 88.5 4.2 26.5 7.6 8.6  
B4 Finland's economy in 12 months' time (balance) 3.7 25.3 -27.1 8.3 22.0 20.1 ++
- Better (%) 31.6 57.3 11.6 38.2 50.3 47.2  
- Worse (%) 22.7 57.3 6.0 19.5 8.8 8.0  
B5 Inflation now (per cent) 2.2 5.8 -2.0 0.7 1.3 1.2  
B6 Inflation in 12 months' time (per cent) 2.2 4.6 0.6 1.4 1.8 1.7  
B7 Unemployment in Finland in 12 months' time (balance) -3.6 27.6 -51.1 -5.8 15.9 15.9 ++
- Less (%) 30.1 60.8 6.4 24.6 45.3 46.7  
- More (%) 34.5 83.3 6.9 34.1 14.5 15.1  
B8 Own threat of unemployment now (balance) -1.2 7.6 -18.8 -3.4 6.3 2.9 +
- Decreased (%) 13.0 20.0 5.3 12.6 18.0 16.8  
- Increased (%) 17.1 31.9 7.9 21.3 12.0 14.9  
C1 Favourability of time for purchasing durables (balance) 18.4 41.8 -14.2 24.5 23.7 23.2 +
- Favourable time (%) 44.6 62.4 29.6 48.7 45.2 43.6  
- Unfavourable time (%) 26.2 45.7 17.7 24.3 21.5 20.4  
C2 Favourability of time for saving (balance) 10.4 36.8 -19.6 6.1 15.6 16.3 +
- Good time (%) 57.8 80.7 33.4 53.8 62.2 62.3  
- Bad time (%) 36.6 58.5 15.5 41.4 33.0 31.5  
C3 Favourability of time for raising a loan (balance) 17.8 42.0 -47.1 28.1 32.3 34.4 ++
- Good time (%) 62.3 78.2 13.3 69.2 73.4 74.2  
- Bad time (%) 30.6 83.4 12.1 25.4 20.0 17.0  
D1 Household's financial situation now (balance) 28.6 35.1 14.7 30.4 32.1 33.5 +
- Can save (%) 59.9 70.0 38.6 63.7 65.3 65.9  
- Uses savings or gets into debt (%) 6.8 10.1 4.5 7.5 7.7 4.7  
D2 Household's saving possibilities in the next 12 months (balance) 39.7 52.2 10.9 43.6 49.3 44.5 +
- Can save (%) 74.2 82.3 56.6 76.4 79.1 76.8  
- Cannot save (%) 24.1 40.3 16.5 22.9 19.3 21.0  
D5 Household's intentions to raise a loan in the next 12 months (% of households) 13.2 17.8 9.1 12.9 13.9 13.2 =
- Yes, certainly (%) 5.6 8.5 3.1 5.0 6.3 6.0  
- Possibly (%) 7.6 11.4 5.0 7.8 7.6 7.1  
E1 Spending on durables, next 12 months vs last 12 months (balance) -8.9 -2.4 -18.2 -11.4 -8.8 -9.5 =
- More (%) 21.4 30.8 13.9 18.6 18.9 19.2  
- Less (%) 32.7 40.4 26.5 34.3 30.1 32.0  
E2 Intentions to buy a car in the next 12 months (% of households) 16.7 21.7 12.7 14.9 17.1 16.3 =
- Very likely (%) 8.5 12.1 5.1 7.3 9.2 8.4  
- Fairly likely (%) 8.2 10.4 5.3 7.7 7.9 7.9  
E4 Intentions to buy a dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 7.0 11.3 4.1 5.5 6.8 9.0 ++
- Yes, certainly (%) 3.0 5.2 1.3 1.7 3.3 3.9  
- Possibly (%) 4.0 6.2 2.2 3.8 3.5 5.1  
E5 Intentions to spend money on basic repairs of dwelling in the next 12 months (% of households) 18.8 27.0 9.8 19.6 21.2 16.8 -
- Very likely (%) 12.5 19.0 5.0 13.6 16.2 10.7  
- Fairly likely (%) 6.4 9.1 3.2 6.0 5.0 6.1  

Source: Consumer Survey 2017, July. Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.7.2017

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